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LUCASVILLE — Ohio on Tuesday executed a man who fatally shot his three sons while they slept in 1982, shortly after his wife filed for divorce.

Reginald Brooks of East Cleveland died just after 2 p.m., ending a nearly six-month break in the use of capital punishment in Ohio, which often trails only Texas in the number of annual inmate executions.

State and federal courts rejected attorneys’ arguments that Brooks, 66, was not mentally competent and that the government hid relevant evidence that could have affected his case. The execution was delayed by more than three hours as attorneys exhausted Brooks’ appeals. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt the execution.


Chicago archdiocese to pay sex-abuse victim $3.2M

CHICAGO — Attorneys for a victim of convicted pedophile and former Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack have reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George.

Chicago-based law firms Hilfman & Martin and Abels & Annes announced the agreement Tuesday.

The plaintiff was one of five victims McCormack admitted abusing when he pleaded guilty in 2007. The victim was 10 to 12 years old during the abuse.


Ex-porn star’s school appearance prompts review

COMPTON — Officials of a California school system plan to meet with the agent who schedules celebrity guests to read to children after some parents complained that having a former adult-film star as a participant was inappropriate.

A Compton Unified School District statement says the outside talent coordinator listed Sasha Grey as an actress who had appeared in the HBO show “Entourage” when she was proposed as a participant in the Guest Reading Program at Emerson Elementary School this month. Miss Grey’s previous experience in adult films wasn’t mentioned.

The district says it will review the selection process.


Immigration-law protesters arrested in state capital

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